Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1980-11-181
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I I f f ) s on J 1 I v . I I I 1 WEBER STATE COLLEGE r o o ODDEN UTAH TL Lin ' ,j November 18,1980 bi ood 0rVe 1 ' s si Red Cross worker, Wendy Petty, R.N., tends to donor Scott Jackson during the blood drive held Monday. Car Pool Available The number of individuals needed to participate in the Weber State carpool program has been reduced to two in a new carpooling proposal passed by the parking committee Nov. 12. The proposal will allow two person car pools to park in the 'A' parking area(Fl)im-mediately west of the Fine Arts Building. Along with the reduction in required ridership the new proposal will allow a driver with a carpool permit to obtain a 'visitors' pass on those days that he or she must drive independently. The visitors center will monitor the use of visitors passes and people abusing the system will be cut off. A full trade-in value of present permits toward the purchase of a carpool permit will also be allowed until the end of fall quarter. The redefinition of the car-pooling requirements are part of an overall program to make carpooling more convenient, increase student involvement and create interest in the use of the computerized carpool matching system now operating at Weber State according to John Dawson, Student Services Vice President. "The system, which became operational last Febuary, involves a matching of students in reguard to location of residence and time required on campus," said Dawson. "Students fill out a car pool application which is available at the U.B. information desk. The location of their residences are found on a grid map and fed into the computer along with the time they spend on campus each day. The computer, in turn, produces a list of people who are common in these areas. The students are then informed of carpooling prospects," Dawson explained. . "The system is well organized and should be used by students. The lack of participation in the past is a factor causing parking problems at this college," said Dawson. Dawson added that approximately 140 people are now using the matching system. According to campus security 84 carpool passes have been issued to date. Kim Wheatley, Director of Planning and Institutional Research said that car pool participation on campus has been lousy due to a lack of information and he hopes that the reduced regulations will be boost for the program. "We hope to issue 100 two person carpool stickers," said Wheatley. "This would make a big difference in improving the parking situation on the lower end of the campus." Wheatley said that plans are being made to increase publicity for campus carpooling. Plans include the design of a carpool logo, to be used on security stationery and in the Signpost, as well as, large portable signs to remind student; to look into the program. Applications will also be availiable to students during Winter quarter registration at a table organized to provide information. Although the posters around WSC campus promoting the Blood Drive Monday looked gruesome, giving blood certainly was not. Red Cross volunteers were disappointed at the lack of advertising by WSC, however, were very grateful to those who did give blook. According to a majority of the donors, they give blood regularly for humanitarian puporses. The American Red Cross in Utah collects blood for the Intermountain Regional Blood Center who in turn supply 155 hospitals in Utah, Wyoming and Nevada. Before the blood is distributed to the hospitals, it is sent to a laboratory in Salt Lake City where it is processed. The processing includes typing; checking for hepatitis and blopd impurities; recent medication and surgery and thwn divided into three categories (plasma, platelets and red cells). Each donor gives 450 milliliters (a little less than a pint) which is replaced by the system -within 24 hours. However, individuals are not permitted to give blood again until after eight weeks. The most common blood types are A and O positive and the rarest is AB negative. The American Red Cross comes to WSC twice a year to obtain as much healthy student blood as possible. Half of Weber's Paramedic students were donating and claimed, tongue in cheek, the posters were what attracted them. - Sf J? , A'' I , - V , ' '" '"J"' f Bob Chambers of Alpine Sports Shop demonstrates one aspect of ski flexibility during a CAB Current Events lecture on preparing for the coming ski season.
|Title||Signpost (Weber, Utah), 1980-11-18, Vol. , No.|
|Creator||Weber State College|
|Contributors||Associated Students of Weber College|
|Description||Weber's current student newspaper, the Signpost, first appeared on September 29, 1937. For two years prior to that time, campus news was disseminated via announcements posted on a bulletin board known as the "Signpost". As a result, the masthead of the first issue of the paper itself featured a rudimentary wooden sign with the title spelled out in rustic-looking letters. Over the years the paper has been published continuously, though the look, size and style has changed several times.|
|Subject||College student newspapers and periodicals; Weber State College|
|Publisher Digital||Stewart Library, Weber State University|
|Source||University Archives LD5893.W55 S5, Stewart Library, Weber State University|
|Rights Management||Public Domain. Courtesy of University Archives, Stewart Library, Weber State University.|